UC Astronomer receives Rutherford Discovery Fellowship Award

22 October 2020

University of Canterbury, Dr Michele Bannister, is one of the ten early-to-mid-career researchers to be awarded a 2020 Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. “How planetary systems form and change is crucial to understanding our place in the Universe.”

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    Dr Michele Bannister is a Lecturer in Astronomy at the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences | Te Kura Matū, University of Canterbury.

The fellowship will support Dr Bannister to accelerate her research titled: Emissaries from darkness: understanding planetary systems through their smallest worlds. 

The research summary is available on the Royal Society Te Apārangi website.

For further information please contact:

UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz, Ph: (03) 369 3631 or 027 503 0168